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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Healthy Schools Campaign - Help Me Help the Kids!


As I mentioned yesterday, I have pledged to raise $1,000 to support Cooking Up Change, the annual benefit for the Healthy Schools Campaign. I've been on the board of HSC since December, and with each month, I become more and more impressed with what they do for children in this city (and increasingly throughout the country).

As I continue to post every day for a month, I'll share more little tidbits about the various HSC projects, but let's start with their value statement:

The Healthy Schools Campaign envisions a society in which: 

  • Every student, faculty and staff member, regardless of race or socioeconomic background, has equal access to a healthy school environment.
  • Schools serve as leaders making the critical connection between learning and health.
  • Students have fewer risks of disease, lead healthier adult lives, act as stewards of the environment and achieve their highest potential.

Want to help support this campaign? Every little bit helps, and I will match all donations (to a maximum of $500). That means we only need $500 from my readers!

Click here to donate.

(P.S. to my Chicago readers: Want to come to the benefit? Let me know and I'll send you a formal invitation.)


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